Downtown



Downtown Atlanta remains a business and government district and is slowly developing into nightlife destination with the opening of several upscale hotels and trendy restaurants. Downtown is also home to Atlanta's professional sports, including Atlanta Hawks basketball and Thrashers hockey, which can both be experienced at the Philips Arena. The Georgia Dome, home of the Falcon's football, and Centennial Olympic Park are also located downtown and are well-known destination built for the 1996 Olympic Games. The downtown skyline is dominated by major hotels and office buildings including the headquarters of The Coca-Cola Co. and other international corporations. New additions to the downtown view include the W Atlanta Downtown Hotel and Residences at Allen Plaza and boutique hotel, the Palomar, which are both attracting a trendier crowd to downtown's streets. Business destination, The Peachtree Center, includes a mall with restaurants and shopping and The Georgia World Congress Center hosts a variety of trade shows and conventions each year. In the distance, the golden-domed building is the Georgia State Capital. In the past few years, downtown has reinvigorated itself as a tourist destination. From the opening of the Georgia Aquarium to the New World of Coca-Cola, throngs of visitors make their way through downtown to check these worthwhile destinations off their list. Don't forget to take a whirl through the CNN Center, home to the cable television's first 24-hour news network, or a trip through the subterranean shops and restaurants at Underground Atlanta, opened in 1989.

Nightlife

Uptown Restaurant & Lounge
Club 714 (Club NV)
Centennial Park
Luckie Food Lounge
DrinkShop
Café Campesino Coffee
Meehan's Public House
Opera
Riviera Club
PS Warehouse
Filter
Theatrical Outfit
Rain Night Club & Lounge

Attractions

Atlanta Thrashers
Varsity
Bubblz Entertainment Complex
World of Coca-Cola
Centennial Olympic Park
Center for Puppetry Arts
Zoo Atlanta
Center for Puppetry Arts Museum
City Segway Tours
Whipstitch Fabrics
Underground Atlanta
CNN Center
Georgia Aquarium
Imagine It! The Children's Museum of Atlanta
Lakewood Fairgrounds
Americasmart Atlanta
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
Martin Luther King, Jr. Visitor Center
PS Warehouse
Alexander Memorial Coliseum
Atlanta Braves
Atlanta Cyclorama
Tabernacle
Georgia State

Restaurants

Carvers Country Kitchen
Sweet Auburn Bistro
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Terrace at Peachtree
Uptown Restaurant & Lounge
The Real Chow Baby-Howell Mill
The SHED at Glenwood
Luckie Food Lounge
Thrive
Max Lager's American Grill and Brewery
Morton's of Chicago
Nikolai's Roof
Atlanta Grill
Pacific Rim Bistro
Grindhouse Killer Burgers
The Varsity
Cafe Campesino Coffee
Spoon
The Grape at Atlantic Station
Lumen Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta
French American Brasserie
Truva
Abattoir
Azio Downtown
BLT Steak Atlanta
Meehan's Public House
Fandangles
Cafe 458
Cafe Circa
Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro
CRU Urban Lounge
Django - Atlanta
Fire of Brazil - Downtown
Trader Vic's
Il Mulino New York - Atlanta
Legal Sea Foods - Atlanta
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Atlanta (CNN Center)
La Vida Mexican Grille
Thumbs Up Diner
Ted's Montana Grill
Paschal's Restaurant
No Mas Cantina
Peasant Bistro
Prime Meridian
Ray's in the City
RISE Sushi Lounge
ROOM at Twelve
SEAR
STATS

Hotels

W Atlanta Downtown
Omni Hotel at CNN Center
TWELVE Centennial Park
E Hotel Downtown
Glenn Hotel
King-Keith House
Ritz-Carlton

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